Today’s me made piece is from the same pattern as yesterdays shirt. I told you I love this top! As should be expected from me by now, it is almost 9pm and I have yet to start my leggings for tomorrows edition of Funky Pants Friday. I, at least, know what fabric I will be using so it should not take me more than an hour to cut and sew. I just gotta get the dress and skirt pieces that I have cut cleaned up.
Did you know that Fabric Mart is having a knit sale that ends today? I bought a few pieces yesterday that I am needing to use as linings for some knit dresses I have planned. I don’t really like this knit trend that has been happening over the last couple of years where knit, RTW or fabric, are paper thin. I have bought a couple of pieces at Jo-Ann’s this year that are that way, but the prints were just to fantastic to pass up. I really want to make dresses out of them but would never wear them because you can see straight through them. For the last couple of months, I have been debating whether or not to buy some solid knits from Jo-Ann’s to underline them with but I just could not bring myself to buy the quantity I need at Jo-Ann’s prices. You can imagine how excited I was when I saw the Fabric Mart sale! I paid $3.59 a yard, which is a quarter of the retail price at Jo-Ann’s. This sale was just in time because I really need to start making some more dresses for summer!
Today’s me made item is my red top. This is a TNT pattern that I have made 3 times now. I really need to get rid of this shirt because it has 3 different holes in it and you cannot even see the silver design on it any longer. I am having a hard time going through with it though because it is the first thing I made myself after graduating college and more importantly after I really learned how to sew.
Enough sentimental, it is time to announce the winners of the May giveaway! Drum roll please.
Helen of SewStylish and Michael.
Unfortunately I do not have a blog or anything like that for Michael. Congratulations! I will get your gifts out in the mail to you on Saturday. Stay tuned for next months giveaway!
Today’s me made item is my perfect knit dress from McCall’s 5974. I love this dress and this pattern. So much, in fact, that I am cutting out another version of it tonight. That will bring my use of this pattern to a total of 5 times and I can now put it together in my sleep! That should tell you how much I like it. Although, I finally jumped on board the Tiramisu train by ordering my own copy of it last week. By the rave reviews of that pattern I am guessing it will become my new go to knit dress pattern. On a side note, what is going on with the hem of my dress? I promise it is not crazy uneven in real life. It must be from the way I am standing.
Today’s me made item is my New Look top. Not super exciting but it is me made none the less. Man, was it hot today! I got in my car after work and the thermostat said 91 degrees. I am not one for really hot or really cold weather. If I could live somewhere that the temperature stayed at 75 degrees all year round I would do it in a heartbeat! Too bad that is not going to happen as I would have to move to the mountainous area of California and that is not really my thing either. So, crazy Indiana weather wins this round and I just have to suck it up.
Don’t forget to enter the May giveaway for your chance to win one set of these lovely handmade sewing themed greeting cards! To enter make a donation to our adoption fund using the secure Paypal donation button on the sidebar. For every $2.00 donation you receive one entry. For $10.00 you get 5 entries and a sponsor day. YAY!!! I love sponsor days!! Tomorrow will be the last day to enter and I will announce the winner on Wednesday.
Today has been a mostly stay at home lazy sort of Sunday. Instead of personal sewing I spent a good chunk of my day finishing a book and generally wasting time on my smartphone. Sometimes you just need a lazy day and today I did. Today’s me made items are my brown leggings and floral gauze top. Sadly, you cannot see much of any of the floral print with the navy dress over top of it
I promise I did have shoes on earlier today. I just forgot to put them back on for the picture. Today’s me made piece is my black ballet shrug. It was super easy to make and I have a total of 3 different shrug variations so far. These were made well before I started blogging and have been on my list of eventual tutorials to write for what seems like forever. I am going to go make some more so I can write those up for this next week.
But before that, today was another Saturday Farmer’s Market excursion! I, once again, forgot to take any pictures to share with you all the amazingness of it. But today’s scores include locally made bacon cheddar cheese, locally raised lamb burgers, locally made onion dill pasta and grandma’s garlic pasta, and locally made fudge. The cheddar is amazing! I had a slice at lunch and cannot wait for a nice non-rainy day to grill some burgers with it on top!
It’s Friday and that means it is time for another edition of Funky Pants Friday! This episode is brought to you courtesy of 1980′s spandex manufacturers everywhere! I am waiting for Jane Fonda and Olivia Newton-John to call asking me to make workout clothes for their next 80′s revival workout video. For real though, Eric thinks that these are by far the most ridiculous pair of leggings I have made thus far. Of course I agree but it makes me like them all the more knowing he thinks they are crazy! I used 1 yard of printed spandex and 1 yd of 3″ wide elastic combined with my TNT self drafted legging pattern to get these beauties.
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I would fit right in with this crowd!
Can you picture it? Maybe they won’t be calling after all. Oh well.
Today’s outfit was super comfortable to wear! The me made piece is my white tiered skirt from 3 years ago. This skirt has been growing on me this last year and I think I really need to make another one. I have some changes I want to make to it so I may have to write a tutorial for it next month!
On another sewing related note, I have had a productive week so far. On Wednesday I finished Eric’s Sith pants for his Jedi Costume. Sorry, no pictures yet. Hopefully as I build some of the other pieces I can convince him to let me take a couple of quick pics to share. We’ll see. Today I got another pair of leggings done for tomorrow’s Funky Pants Friday. Let’s just say that I could have easily been in 1980′s workout video with this new pair. I will have to take a quick pic tomorrow to put on Instagram.
I cannot believe May is half way over already! My me made item for the day is my pink sleeveless top. I am hard at work for the next couple of days sewing my Funky Friday pants and prepping my next sponsor day outfit. It is coming out pretty cool so far.
On another note, I want to once again give a public thank you for all the support we are receiving with out adoption fundraising. Keep sharing our story. It is working! Slowly, but working none the less. I posted on Facebook earlier today how much I love getting home and checking my email to find a donation from someone I have never met. It means a lot to both Eric and I.
Today’s outfit includes a self made crinkle chiffon top. It was made several years ago, like shortly after I started blogging. Too bad you cannot really see it well here. The lighting in my dining room has been terrible the last few days. I guess I will have to start using my handy new tripod, courtesy of Leila, to take some outdoor shots!! Yay!!
I have another sponsor day coming up soon! I have been hard at work on this one for a few weeks now! It is should be pretty cool, but will definitely be a one time wear only. I don’t want to give too much away but it is very much a wearable art sort of look.
One last thing for the day, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for one set of these amazingly detailed sewing themed greeting cards! They were handmade by a co-worker of mine. You can see more pictures of them here. Every $2.00 donation gets you one entry and every $10 donation gets you 5 entries plus a Dress Sponsor day! You can donate through the secure PayPal donation button on the right hand side of the screen.